Bullet Journal Meal Planning

If you’re anything like me your week doesn’t feel quite right without your meals planned out (on top of everything else of course!)

Since I usually start my planning routine on Saturday, it makes it easy for me to begin my meal planning and start my grocery list so I’m prepared.

15 ways to do meal planning in your bullet journal

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Usually I just include my meal planning in my weekly spread – in the same column where I track my meals and daily food intake…

Bullet journal weekly spread that includes a to-do list, meals and workouts!

But I will have guests staying with me for a week so I figured I need to have a flexible way to plan meals ahead of time, especially since it won’t be for just one anymore! So check out how these awesome bujo’ers plan their meals!

Shelby at The Little Coffee Fox keeps it nice and simple. The week is laid out where you can pencil in what you want to eat, and include the ingredients on the right. My absolute favorite part is the overall grocery list at the bottom. Such a great use of space and it makes for a super productive grocery trip!

Make meal planning easy in your bullet journal with this quick and easy spread!
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Okay, guys, control yourselves with this one, I wish I could take credit but it’s all Emma Bryce from that_journal.  Not only is it beautiful but it’s flexible and functional – what’s not to love?! It also includes a new use for my dearly beloved post-it’s (check out how I use post-it’s here!) I’m definitely giving this one a try!

Start meal planning in your bullet journal with this flexible and functional spread!
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Here is another great example from Kim on Pinterest using post-it’s, which is great for people who don’t want to create a new spread every week OR know what they want to cook each week but like the flexibility of switching the days around based on what you are craving.

bullet journal meal planning ideas

Katia from Grey.and.copper created this beauty that plans out every.single.meal. What else could you really ask for?! A shopping list, duh. This is perfect for the week my guests will be here, and for the boss moms out there that have other things to worry about than whats for dinner (and breakfast, lunch and can’t forget snacks!!!)

Meal planning in your bullet journal made easy with this spread! It includes all meals and even a shopping list!
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I love the highlighted accents in this one Em shared on Instagram,not to mention how she’s incorporated the shopping list broken down by category. She even incorporates the budget/spend as well!

weekly meal planning in bullet journal

Looking to keep it a little more simple, or perhaps all on one page? I love this one (spotted on Pinterest). For you minimalist journalers, without the color this could be a great approach!

meal planning ideas for bullet journal

And here is a similar one by Erin Joy..

bullet journal meal planning ideas

Don’t need that much space dedicated to it? Make it a little section on your overall weekly spread like this beautiful one seen on Pinterest.

meal planning in the bullet journal

Another example of one that doesn’t take up too much space is how Jen uses hers along the side of her to-do list for the week.

bullet journal meal planning ideas

And I love how @takebetter notes incorporated hers into this spread..

bullet journal meal planning ideas

Looking for a solution for every meal of the day, not just dinner? I love what Rosie shared on Instagram in this simple but effective spread!

meal planning ideas for the bullet journal

I love how organized this one is, since the corresponding meals have shopping lists next to them.


This is another one Jen did, which is perfect for a simple meal plan (left side). For those weeks that you don’t need anything more than just a master to-do list, putting the list at the bottom by day is perfect!

bullet journal meal planning ideas

And if you are looking to really go artsy with your meal plan, try drawing something like this insert I found on etsy!

bullet journal meal planning ideas

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So how do you all meal plan in your bujo’s?

Meal planning in the bullet journal made easy!

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